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Poster: JustinMusic Date: Apr 6, 2008 10:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: What is the BEST dead show here?

I have been here for about a year and a half and I still can't find a supurb dead show. So help me out a bit here, what do you think is the best show?

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Poster: Scrim Date: Apr 7, 2008 2:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

It used to be that my favorite shows were the ones I had on tape, back when resources were limited to "who you knew."

You are asking us what our favorite show is. In other words, when we need a Dead show to lift our spirits, which one do we listen to?

6-28-88 for a solid show, and a great Stella Blue.

7-7-89 for a good Brent rap in blow away, and a nice S>F>Estimated>SOTM

3-15-90 for kick ass spring tour 1990 memories

5-14-70 for some classic Dead accoustic and an inspiring Speedway Boogie

10-27-79 for some freakish Dancin>franklins jamming action

10-17-83 for a good Sugaree (check out JGB 3-8-80 at the Stone for another inspirational Sugaree)

Feb/March 1969 for some sick-pickin Jerry

3-28-81 for showing off their stuff in Germany, hot show

I am still finding great shows that I haven't heard before, keep on listening. 60's, 70's, 80's, and even the 90's - there's so much to explore and discover. Good luck with your adventure!




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Poster: sambonk Date: Apr 8, 2008 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

amen to the Stella 6-28-88...i was on the lawn that day and I will never ever forget the ending solo...very very powerful!!!

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Poster: Out_To_Lunch Date: Apr 8, 2008 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

I've never understood the passion for scarlet > fire ...

To say 'it's not a show without' it, or some such thing, reminds me of hundreds of AUDs salted by some dude shouting down an otherwise beautiful song.

12-31-84 likely fits your bill ... listen and log off, your slowing down the server.




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Poster: sambonk Date: Apr 8, 2008 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

check out the Stella from 3-14-93...let me know what ya think of that..my personal fav!!..for the ending solo,,,pure jer !!!

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Apr 8, 2008 5:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

check these outhttp://www.archive.org/details/gd72-09-23.sbd.jeffm.2201.sbeok.shnf andhttp://www.archive.org/details/gd80-06-20.akg-claridge-healy.vernon.20205.sbeok.shnf plushttp://www.archive.org/details/gd80-06-21.akg.vernon.23531.sbeok.shnf and maybe thishttp://www.archive.org/details/gd74-05-19.sbd.clugston.6957.sbeok.shnf enjoy!!!maybe not the best but cetainly not the worst!!!:)

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Poster: spacedface Date: Apr 9, 2008 2:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

the GD were somewhat uneven eh...so it depends on your mood

Playing is good on this one:
http://www.archive.org/details/MonteBarrygd73-06-09.AUD.fob.barry.flac
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-06-09.sbd.hollister.172.sbeok.shnf

but these are good shows:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-08-21.sbd.cotsman.17355.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-10-12.sbd.eD.10909.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: patourkid Date: Apr 7, 2008 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Anything from 95' is just peachy....if your into that kinda thing......LOL....

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 7, 2008 4:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where are the 300?

Whewwww...what a thread, eh?

Almost 400 views...the 300 is growing, Rob!

This post was modified by William Tell on 2008-04-07 23:55:59

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 8, 2008 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where are the 300?

You're right, Will - some thread. Hijacked to hell and back and still going strong. Coming up on the 500 mark, would you believe it?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 8, 2008 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where are the 300?

Nope; not for a minute...does seem that threads these days amass a few more hits than they did back in the day (makes you feel a bit older, eh? IE, back in Dec 06 [!?] when we first discussed this point--how many of "us" are there?).

Still don't know if the 300 exist in our minds, in reality or only in SDH's magic fingers burning up his keyboard to make us feel like someone cares...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 8, 2008 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where are the 300?

Yes - you do rather wonder where all those clicks on the threadhead are coming from once the thread itself is well established. By this time I'm only clicking on the subheads, as it were, keeping up with 'our' conversations. I'm sure sometimes there's a little 'thread inflation' going on - I can scarcely imagine that around 500 unique individuals were motivated to start from the beginning of what was a pretty brainless thread in the first place.

As for SDH wanting to make us feel that someone cares... that's a little like seeing Bigfoot dropped off from a flying saucer piloted by Elvis.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 8, 2008 2:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Look! It's Chewbacca...er, Elvis...er, nevermind

Hold it! That explains quite a bit...the big furball with only his head hair slicked into a curl as big as any on the North Shore of Oahu during surf season seen scampering around SDH's compound. I understand that's the first stop for all ET's making their way to the clean air (cough, cough) of the desert Southwest. All of SDH's electronic gadgetry just draws them in like intergalactic flies to shit...

Funny that the thread with perhaps the most important title of interest to Heads spent so little time addressing the topic in question, eh?

Our work is done here...or maybe not.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Apr 7, 2008 5:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where are the 300?

Let's make it 400. Come on guys and gals we can do it!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 8, 2008 11:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where are the 300?

Dude, I thought we were going to discuss the movie and it's relation to all things Grateful Dead

Spartan King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fight to the last man against Persian 'God-King' Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his army of over one million soldiers, while in Sparta, Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) attempts to rally support for her husband. The story is framed by a voice-over narrative by the Spartan soldier Dilios (David Wenham). Through this narrative technique, various fantastical creatures are introduced, placing 300 within the genre of historical fantasy.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 8, 2008 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where are the 300?

Yeah, I figured that sticking to the "facts" (okay, as best we know the truth/myth) would have made for a better approach. Amazing story, like so much of history, that would have made for a fantastic movie without the feeling of watching another Star Wars or Lord of the Rings (not that I didn't like those...).

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 8, 2008 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where are the 300?

The most believable thing about it was having hard as nails bad ass Leonidas played by a Scotsman.

;-)

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 7, 2008 10:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

I ran your three songs required for an awesome show through deadlists and I think it illustrates the problem with your query. Only 20 shows have all three songs and I am assuming that all of them have Scarlet>Fires since both songs are played (did they every play an FOTM without Scarlet?).

Here is the list. I can only add that of these shows the only one that I listen to with some regularity is 4/13/83 and while a great show it would not crack my top 20. I would suggest, like others have, that you loosen up your criteria and enjoy! Given your song choices I would consider 7/31/82 as a good place to start for a great show from that era.

date venue city state

9/20/82 Madison Square Garden New York NY
3/26/83 Aladdin Hotel Theatre Las Vegas NV
4/13/83 Patrick Gymnasium - University of Vermont Burlington VT
6/18/83 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs NY
7/31/83 Ventura County Fairgrounds Ventura CA
10/21/83 The Centrum Worcester MA
7/3/84 Starlight Theatre Kansas City MO
7/13/84 Greek Theatre - University of California Berkeley CA
3/1/87 Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center Oakland CA
6/30/87 Kingswood Music Theatre Maple ON, Canada
3/27/89 The Omni Atlanta GA
4/6/89 Crisler Arena - University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI
10/20/89 The Spectrum Philadelphia PA
7/21/90 World Music Theatre Tinley Park IL
4/27/91 Sam Boyd Silver Bowl Las Vegas NV
9/13/91 Madison Square Garden New York NY
5/21/92 Cal Expo Amphitheatre Sacramento CA
12/17/92 Oakland Coliseum Arena Oakland CA
8/25/93 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View CA
6/19/94 Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon Eugene OR

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 7, 2008 11:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

They did OMSN>FOTM to open a show in Ventura

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-07-13.sbd.georges.372.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Apr 6, 2008 10:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

I have been here for about a year and a half and I still can't find a supurb dead show

you are a fuckin moron. are you for real? did i miss something?
this site is a deadhead's dream come true. if you can't find a " supurb" show here, then it just wasn't meant to be for you. you don't get it.

This post was modified by mcgannahan on 2008-04-07 05:57:15

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Poster: JustinMusic Date: Apr 6, 2008 10:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

No, I'm not a fucking moron. I have got a ton of good ones but I know that there is one AWESOME one here. The type of shows I like are shows with great audience, great energy, great songs, great quality, etc. A show is not complete without a Scaret>Fire or maby even A touch of gray. You see what I am talking about.

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Apr 7, 2008 2:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Who knows what "the BEST show" is? Leave yourself open to new things. If the Grateful Dead were ever ABOUT any one thing it was about being open to ALL possibilities and to let unseen forces guide you even if you don't know where they will lead. Just because a show does not have a Scarlet/Fire or a Touch Of Gray is no reason to pass on checking out a show. Sample all kinds of stuff, listen to other peoples suggestions, or simply dive into a certain year and explore for yourself and if you find something thats cool,then pass it on! I've heard alot of "best shows" and today it's 12/16/78

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-12-16.sonyecm250-no-dolby.walker-scotton.miller.82212.sbeok.flac16

and this one:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-09-19.sbd.kaplan.5217.sbeok.shnf

Best shows I've heard today..

This post was modified by jerkwaterdan on 2008-04-07 09:07:59

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 7, 2008 5:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Agree with J-Dan...impossible to name just ONE that's the best.

Still, here it is ;-)

10/29/77

No Scarlet>Fire, but hey, if you don't find this show "superb", I'll heat my hat (proverbially)

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Poster: sambonk Date: Apr 7, 2008 6:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

1967..10-22-67
1968...3-30-68
1969..ANY
1970...2-13-70
1971..Any spring tour
1972..8-13-72
1973...11-11-73
1974...6-14-74
1975..8-13-75
1976...Any June show
1977...5-7-77
1978...Oct winterland run
1979...2-4-79
1980...June Alaska shows!!!!!
1981..June Greeks shows
1982..Alpine Valley..think June
1983...October Lake placid think 10-13-83
1984...gota be the Greeks again....june
1985..Merriweather post 6-30-85
1986..NONE
1987...Chicago shows april
1988...SPAC 6-28-88..Real nice stella!
1989..whole spring/summer Fall....great year...10-26-89...!!!
1990...3-24-90
1991...Sept MSG run
1992...Richfield col 6-8-92
1993...Richfield...9-8-93
1994...Las vegas in may
1995...6-30-95

Thats just a few...Really hard to say"the Best"
These are nice ones for ya..all here on the archive!!

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Apr 7, 2008 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

None from 1986? Surely 12-15 if only for the racket the crowd makes at "I will survive" and "The candyman's back in town". Not the best, but arguably the most important show the Dead ever did.

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Poster: Scrim Date: Apr 7, 2008 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Agreed!

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Poster: elkdog Date: Apr 7, 2008 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Try 7/13/84, with Scarlet>Touch>Fire. It's a fun show, with a famous Dark Star encore.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-07-13.sbd.ferguson.353.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 7, 2008 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

That is indeed one of only 2 performances of the trifecta.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 7, 2008 12:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

I still think Sunday was the best of the 3 days from that run. (But I let out a yell from the deep bottom of my soul when Phil hit the opening notes on the Friday night encore...)

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Poster: elkdog Date: Apr 7, 2008 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

No real disagreement there, but Friday was certainly the best night of that run that happened to feature a Scarlet, Touch, and Fire. I gotta think being in Berkeley that weekend was a good time.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 7, 2008 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

It was indeed. Each show started 2 hours earlier than the one before. So, Friday at 5 PM (if I recall right) so that 1st set in daylight while 2nd in dark. Next day at 3 pm and then Sunday at 1 pm with week off (democratic nat'l convention was in SF that year/week) and then the next weekend down in Ventura (hitched from "home base" in Santa Cruz all the way down 1 - wasted days of youth....)

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 7, 2008 2:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

BD,

I had the second set on tape for years (minus the encore) Just curious do you know how long this DS is?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 7, 2008 2:32pm
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Not terribly long - maybe 12 minutes?

I gave it less than a search revealed - just shy of 17. It's over at bt.etree

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 7, 2008 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Thx

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Apr 6, 2008 11:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

this one smokes from start to finish.http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-08-24.sbd.vernon.13991.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: gumby69 Date: Apr 7, 2008 10:25am
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Ha Ha awesome choice!

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Poster: JamminJerome Date: Apr 7, 2008 7:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

3/29/90 seems like it might suit your fancy

but just to warn you, your moron status is not helped by saying that an awesome show MUST have a particular song and name-dropping touch of grey isn't helping your status either.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 7, 2008 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

At least he didn't ask for a smokin' Sunrise.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 7, 2008 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

...or a killer Day Job.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 7, 2008 8:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

I was about to chime in but I see I am barred from the starting area! Good thing I read you tooze posts down here before I got arrested for misinformation from a song devoid era...

Why can't my smoking Eleven trump someone's smokin Touch? I hope in the greater scheme of things I am able to offer this trade...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 7, 2008 8:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

"Why can't my smoking Eleven trump someone's smokin Touch?"

WT - a smoking Eleven is the royal flush of Grateful Dead songs - it just can't be beaten and may only rarely be equalled - for example by a smoking St Stephen. And when you get the two paired together, linked of course by your eponymous bridge, why then, my friend, all bets are off.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 7, 2008 8:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

And the Queen of Diamonds just might be an equally smokin' OOne tacked on the end of those two.

Agreed; one would be ill advised to bet against that lineup.

Besides, I don't think I even have a Touch in my collection...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 7, 2008 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

High green chilly winds and windy vines
In loops around the twisted shafts of lavender,
They're crawling to the sun.

Underfoot the ground is patched
With arms of ivy wrapped around the manzanita,
Stark and shiny in the breeze.

Wonder who will water all the children of the garden
When they sigh about the barren lack of rain and
Droop so hungry neath the sky.

William tell has stretched his bow till it won't stretch
No furthermore and/or it may require a change that hasn't come before.

Scotland? Although William Tell is German, he could most certainly been Scottish. (I for one always picture him in a Kilt (skirt)).

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 7, 2008 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Tell? German?

Swiss, my man, Swiss!

Come away, come away with William Tell,
Come away to the land he loved so well,
What a day, what a day when the apple fell,
For Tell of Switzerland!

(And what's with the Scottish connection?)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 7, 2008 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Not sure - I always get a vision of Scottish Highlands whenever I hear the opening lines of the Eleven

High green chilly winds and windy vines
In loops around the twisted shafts of lavender

In retrospect I guess Highland inplace of High Green and Laural in place of Lavender would be more in the Scot vien, however, isn't there a version of Eleven with bagpipes (most definitly Scottish)

The Irish gave the Scots bagpipes as a joke, the Scots still haven't gotten it!!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 7, 2008 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

jg - if there's a version of the Eleven with bagpipes I'd surely love to hear it. Where can I find it?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 7, 2008 1:39pm
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It may only exist in my foggy imagination, I suppose it could be Pigpens organ settings, but I could swear that in my muddled mind it sounds like bagpipes. Thus the visions of Scotland whenever I hear Eleven.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 7, 2008 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Well I guess the 'best' version of a song is likely the idealised one you hear in your head. I've always felt there was a stirring romantic nobility to the Eleven, and if you with to attach that sentiment to my homeland (idealised version) you'll find no objection here.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 7, 2008 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

According to the below notes, Eleven with bagpipes was an outtake from Aoxomoxoa:

Aoxomoxoa - Grateful Dead (Warner Bros. WS 1790) The original mix is out of print. Released on June 20, 1969, and possibly as early as May, 1969. Peter Grant plays pedal steel on "Doin' That Rag". "The Eleven" was recorded for the album, to be linked with "St. Stephen", but was not included. "Barbed Wire Whipping Party", by Robert Hunter, is one of the outtakes from the sessions for this album. Other studio outtakes from these September, 1968 to
early 1969 sessions include "St. Stephen" with a cello and "The Eleven" with bagpipes. The lyrics to "St. Stephen" and "China Cat Sunflower" were written by Robert Hunter when he was in New Mexico in February, 1966, working as a portrait artist. Hunter had been working on "St. Stephen" before going to New Mexico. The word AOXOMOXOA is a palindrome thought up by artist Rick
Griffin. One of the working titles for the album as "Earthquake Country".
This was also the first recording ever made using sixteen-track tape, an Ampex deck at Alembic studios. According to Robert Hunter, "Cosmic Charlie" is not based on Charles "Cosmic Charlie" Bosch, one of the characters on the scene in the Haight, who was 'so cosmic'. "Calico" is supposedly based on one of the Hog Farmers. The characters and themes in "St. Stephen" do not appear to be based on any real person of the Sixties; they may all come from Hunter's deep appreciation of English poetry and imagery.

http://stason.org/TULARC/music-bands/grateful-dead/99-The-Complete-Grateful-Dead-Discography-p3.html

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 7, 2008 2:03pm
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Good work, Mr Glynn. And of course the Aoxomoxoa outtakes are right here for the listening.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-xx-xx.sbd.dodd.16760.sbeok.shnf

Time to get reacquainted perhaps.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 7, 2008 2:10pm
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All hail the power of google

"Grateful Dead the Eleven bagpipes"

Now if I could only get some of my other imagined things to be real.

:)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 7, 2008 2:18pm
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That's what my wife always says to me...I just wish it weren't so common "after it"; wink, wink.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 7, 2008 2:32pm
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From the Japanese translation of Eleven Lyrics

"William Tell has attacked his boat
Bit it was back by burning moat
And Lord it was a crying shame
That nothing could before"

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 7, 2008 3:46pm
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Where the Hell is SDH??? This IS just his kind of thread...ahem, get it? Bolts and screws and such?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 7, 2008 2:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

So won't your bolt stretch no further, Tell?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 7, 2008 3:45pm
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And she thought it was a screwing...nuts, bolts, what's the difference? It's how you put them on and take them out that counts, I think.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 7, 2008 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Swiss or Irish, what's in a name?

Irish, of course...well, okay, that's just me...but my meager historical interests in my name sake certainly jibe with Rob's...we Swiss-Irish have a real love-hate relationship with our German neighbors. Hmmm, probably an emphasis on the hate component except for a brief time in WWI when we potato heads were counting on a little more support from the Kaiser to take advantage of the meddlesome Brits being preoccupied with sending their best and their brightest "over the top" to certain death. Perhaps a bit too opportunistic on our part, but hey, 800 yrs of oppression does that to you...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 7, 2008 1:46pm
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That must be my problem - according to my parents I have Mainly Irish blood but it is mixed with German & Scottish, and one of my grandfathers was Swiss.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 7, 2008 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Yes, wondering why one's smoking eleven can't trump someone else's smoking touch could easily be interpreted the wrong way.

It is also nice to see you emerge more frequently from your subterranean haunts in Mary King's Close.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2008-04-07 16:36:15

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 7, 2008 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Perhaps only by you, you prurient old devil...

Must say it's nice to be able to escape here now and then from life's vexations (of which there are a few). I think I may have an item or two of a musical nature that should appeal to a man of your taste and discernment - I'll try to get a 'package' together in the next day or so.

Meanwhile - a humorous aside. This was voted Best Short Scottish Joke recently:

A man walks into the library in Glasgow and asks for a book on committing suicide.
'Fuck off,' says the librarian. 'Ye'll no bring it back.'

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 7, 2008 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Not bad...yep, I was just waiting for SDH to take that line and run with it; if I could have thought of it, I would have provided it, and assumed he'd do well with it...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 8, 2008 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Your faith in me and my ability to twist the most harmless of posts into yet more and more vile filth truly warms the cockles of my heart.

Oooops, I have possibly sabotaged myself with that one.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 8, 2008 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Hope you had some tissues handy ...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 8, 2008 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

When I want your opinion, I'll give it to you.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 8, 2008 8:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Give me a smart idiot over a stupid genius any day.
Guess that's why I like you so much.

Isn't it fun googling for Sam Goldwyn quotes!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 8, 2008 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Did we ever figure out what the best dead show is here?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 8, 2008 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

...the next one...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 8, 2008 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

No.

And you know what? We never will.

And isn't that a good thing?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 7, 2008 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

... the next one i listen to...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 7, 2008 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

The one I'm listening to right now!!

Hah

;)

Happens to be
http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-04-07.fmsbd.neo_levo.19284.sbeok.shnf

I rarely venture past 85 on my own, but today I decided to be adventuresome with a This day in history from 87!!!

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 7, 2008 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Let me know what you think. I was drawn by the great set lists but was not overwhelmed by the playing.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 7, 2008 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

While probably not a 'must have' I thought it a good listen (I was 'listening at work' so not giving it full attention). The boys are pretty much on for all songs - so while not outstanding it is a good clean 87 show, It was probably alot of fun, and sound is good for a large stadium. I will probably give it a closer listen sometime in future.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 7, 2008 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

FYI....this is the first and only response to go to e mail. The floodgates may be opening soon

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 7, 2008 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

well said

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Poster: Bobglz Date: Apr 7, 2008 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

amen

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 7, 2008 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

You know I may side with the new guy on this. During 84/85 there are a few shows (3 maybe) that have the rare Scarlet>touch of>fire. Not saying that these are the best shows of all time but I think it's a pretty interesting and unusual combo. I know many heads liked it and wished they did it more often.

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Poster: mayormarionbarry Date: Apr 7, 2008 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

73-11-11
72-8-27
70-2-4
71-4-25
72-4-26
73-11-14
77-5-8
76-12-31
77-11-05
78-4-8
80-10-26
83-9-11
90-6-17
89-8-5
91-6-16

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Poster: Show Companion Date: Apr 9, 2008 6:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Barton Hall '77.




duh!!

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Poster: MITR Date: Apr 30, 2008 10:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

Answering that question is like trying to decide what is the best restaurant or best movie of all time. It's all subjective. We all do not have the exact same tastes. However, getting lists of heads favorite shows is helpful to those who are new to this.

Some of my favorites:

3-31-87 Smokin' hot Jack Straw>Frankin's to open

12-29-77 Great Peggy-O

7-7-89 A Blow Away that will knock you out

3-24-88 Great 1/2 Step>Looks Like Rain

5-11-77 Another great May '77 show with a killer Sugaree

Also, check out the JGB shows from Sept '89, especially 9-1-89 with a version of Mission in the Rain that will make you cry.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 30, 2008 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

10.12.68 deserves a listen - did so again this weekend and it helped me power through some work

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 30, 2008 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

5-32-58 hut, hut......


(ok, maybe there was no show then)

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Poster: sambonk Date: Apr 30, 2008 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

I was at about 5 of these shows that you mentioned.....cool stuff man!!

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Poster: august_wst Date: Apr 7, 2008 10:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

I can't find a perfect snowflake either!

Seriously though, how can you even compare a spring '71 full of Pig, in all his glory, with a Spring '87 show that is post-coma Garcia tearing it up and all smiles?

And if no Scarlet->Fire, does that mean the first dozen years of the Dead are completely off limits?!?!?!! Even 3/1/69 (minus Hey Jude)?!?!?!?!

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Poster: onlyiturnedbad Date: Apr 7, 2008 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What is the BEST dead show here?

I would say anything coming out of The Fox is a good listen. As far as "BEST", well I don't know.
My personal favorite is 10/28/85
Others being:
5/18/77
5/19/77
4/10/78
4/11/78
11/30/80


The sound quality is matched to the playing.